The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce introduced a new award called the “Corporate Citizen of the Year” and presented it to GIA at the Chamber’s 85th anniversary celebration on March 2.
The Chamber highlighted three of GIA’s corporate citizenship activities. They are:
* GIA’s Community Development Depart., which has contributed executive time and intelligence to at least 43 organizations or committees, and has participated in well over 450 community meetings, activities, and events.
* GIA employees, who have donated thousands of hours to community efforts such as clean-ups, community projects, fund-raising events, and the Carlsbad trails program.
* The leadership of GIA, which has allows Gary Hill, GIA’s director of Community Development to sit on the Chamber board of directors for nine years and serve as Chairman of the Board of the Chamber in 2002.
The award was accepted by Donna Baker, GIA president, and Gary Hill.